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To adapt to the current environment, Explore understand that we need to make positive changes to best suit our agency partner’s needs. 
As face to face visits are paused to protect our travel agent friends and in order to better support our fantastic network of homeworkers we have devised a ‘Book a BDM’ appointment system enabling you to engage in the usual manner, covering the same topics as a sales call but within the ‘virtual’ world. 
Appointments can be booked quickly and easily to discuss anything from introductory brand training, specialised themes such as Walking or Cycling, what’s new, specific country or trip training, co-hosted consumer events, sales and booking insights, marketing support or simply to discuss anything ‘Adventure travel’ with our experienced trade sales team.  

We are still here for your everyday queries and assistance however this new platform will ensure you have 1:2:1 quality time to suit your business hours with your dedicated BDM.  

Pip and Nick are looking forward to re-connecting with you and offering their support.  

How does it work?

Booking a session with an Explore BDM is easy:
1. Select your Regional BDM 
2. Select the type of session 
3.  Select the date and time of your session
3. Add in your contact details 
4. Add in method of contact and topics for discussion
5. Click Book!

Once you’ve booked a session you will receive an email confirmation and link to your online meeting.

Select from the following four sessions:

1. Online/phone catch up 30 minutes
Arrange a 30 minute catch up with me over Microsoft Teams or phone. Please be sure to enter what you would like to discuss in the comments box on the booking page so I am best prepared.

2. Training session 60 minutes
An informative and fun training session for you and any team mates that will leave you ready to sell more adventure travel! Request anything from a light brand overview, brochure training, selling adventure travel, Walking and Cycling trips, our most popular trips, specific trip itineraries, our new Book and Travel with Confidence policies, and more. 
3. In-store meeting or training 60 minutes  
A face-to-face meeting or training session where we come to you, abiding by all social distancing and current Government guidelines of course, and discuss ways to help grow your share of this exciting sector or train you and your fellow team mates on any Explore trip or theme.

4. Co-hosted virtual consumer events 90 minutes 
We love helping you, inspire your customers! If you’re looking to host a virtual event, let us help you. We are doing an increasing number of these and are proving really successful in generating bookings. Book a time and let us know what you’re looking to promote and we’ll be in touch to discuss further. 


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If you know your Explore BDM select them or choose by the regions listed.


Philippa Baines

Business Development Manager
07849 624121

Favourite trip: Discover Georgia

With a travel career spanning many years as a Travel Agent plus over 13 years’ experience in Business Development roles Pip is a highly regarded, true brand ambassador for Explore with a real passion for adventure travel. Having experienced various Explore trips first hand including Coast to Coast cycling, the Maldives Dhoni cruise and cultural trips from Turkey to Sri Lanka and Egypt to India, Pip’s enthusiasm for this sector is highly infectious.

Regions: Central, South, Wales, Ireland

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Nick Hindle

Business Development Manager
07738 765684

Favourite trip: Amalfi Coast Walking

Nick is the consummate professional who has spent his entire career in the travel industry. Before life as a Business Development Manager, Nick spent over 6 years in retail with Tui so knows just too well the high expectations agents have in this area. Nick brings energy, knowledge and an innovative approach to supporting his agency partners.


Regions: North and Scotland

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